CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. -- Heavy rain and flooding closed Riverbend Road in Catawba County.
Riverbend Road in the northeast part of Conover is closed in both directions near Lookout Shoals Lake.
Some strong thunderstorms hit that area earlier Monday afternoon, causing a pipe culvert to fail. NCDOT expects the pipe replacement to take about six weeks.
Transportation officials offered the following detour for drivers traveling along that stretch of road:
Heading north on River Bend Road turn left onto Oxford School Road. Go onto North Carolina 16 and turn left heading south back to River Bend Road.
Heading north on North Carolina 16, turn right onto Oxford School Road – then take a right onto Riverbend Road.